The revelation comes courtesy of Stuff, who were sent a photo from the upcoming Argos catalogue. In it is shown the 32GB Nexus 7 with the price clearly listed as just under £200. The 32GB iPad mini will cost £349 when it goes on sale on 2nd November.
This aggressive pricing suggests Google intends to battle the iPad mini by pitching the 32GB Nexus 7 as a far cheaper alternative. As Stuff points out, this is a price gap that’s quite hard to ignore if you’re in the market for a 7-inch tablet (although it should be pointed out the iPad mini does have a slightly larger 7.9-inch display).
Google is holding an event on Monday 29th October, and there we can expect to hear details of a Google Nexus 10 10-inch tablet, including a price. Google could well follow the same strategy with this device, undercutting the price of the 10-inch iPad 4 (which starts at £399) by a huge margin. The Nexus 10 is also rumoured to feature a 2,560 x 1,600 screen, making it sharper even than the iPad 4’s Retina Display.
Check back on Monday afternoon, when we’ll know much more about Google’s tablet plans – not to mention the Google Nexus 4 smartphone.